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More Canadian employers implementing four-day workweek: study

The number of Canadian businesses implementing four-day workweek schedules has increased by 34 per cent over the past year, according to a new study by…

Coverage for high-cost, specialty drugs missing from rollout of feds’ pharmacare plan: experts

While the concept behind the federal government’s universal pharmacare plan is well intentioned, the program would make a larger impact for employers by focusing on…

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Survey finds 77% of U.S. workers think employers’ motivation for returning to office is about control

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.S. workers believe the primary motivation for return-to-office policies is so that employers can exert more control over…

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  • May 29, 2024 May 29, 2024
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Employers rethinking value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, according to a new report by…

Unions representing federal public service workers file legal challenges against hybrid work mandate

Unions representing more than 270,000 federal public service workers have filed a series of legal challenges to the federal government’s new mandate requiring its workers…

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  • May 27, 2024 May 24, 2024
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Nordic countries offer best parental work-life balance, Canada needs improvement: study

Norway, Sweden and Denmark offer the best parental work-life balance, according to a new study by Remote Technology Inc. The global study assessed the quality of…

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
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79% of Canadians would use mental-health services more if cost wasn’t a factor: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62.3 per cent) of Canadian employees rarely or never access mental-health services and more than three-quarters (78.6 per cent) say they’d access these…

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  • May 22, 2024 May 21, 2024
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CGI Group promoting mental-health support through compassion tool, employee recognition

CGI Group Inc. is promoting Mental Health Awareness Month for employees through multiple initiatives, including an event to share experiences and a new ‘leading with…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on the value that deferred profit-sharing plans can offer to small- and medium-sized employers was the most-read article on Benefits Canada.com this week.…

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  • May 17, 2024 May 16, 2024
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Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

77% of U.K. employees with cancer say their benefits didn’t meet their needs: survey

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.K. employees say their employee benefits didn’t meet their needs during their cancer journey, according to a new survey…

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  • May 15, 2024 May 14, 2024
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Flexible working, work-life balance can impact workers’ well-being, quality of life: report

Working time and work-life balance are key dimensions of an employer’s culture that can impact workers’ health, well-being and quality of life, according to a…

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  • May 14, 2024 May 14, 2024
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72% of Canadian workers prioritizing mental health: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian employees said taking care of their mental health is more of a priority, up from 68 per cent…

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  • May 13, 2024 May 13, 2024
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How employers can help mothers maintain a healthy work-life balance

To help working mothers with the sometimes overwhelming task of maintaining a work-life balance, employers can invest in inclusive, flexible policies and provide support when…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the federal government’s financial sanctions against the Canada Life Assurance Co. following delayed benefits access for public employees was the most-read article…

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  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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Editorial: What a difference four years makes

Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter…

U.S. employees feeling confident about retirement savings: survey

While a majority of U.S. employees say they’re very confident (39 per cent) or confident (29 per cent) they’re doing a good job preparing for…

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  • May 10, 2024 May 8, 2024
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A deep dive into health-care navigation guides

With employees often struggling to find benefits offerings related to mental-health support or chronic conditions, demand for health-care system navigation services has increased significantly in…

Q&A with the Royal Bank of Canada’s Jamie Abbott

The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking…

How DC plan sponsors can support women’s financial confidence

While women are increasingly becoming primary income earners, few women manage their own finances as they near retirement, said Elisha Ribeiro, national sales director for…

Association of Ontario Midwives Benefits Trust supporting employees with financial literacy, DC plan options

Financial literacy initiatives and a wide range of capital accumulation plan options are key components in supporting the financial health of midwives, said Nicole Mellin,…

Are Canadians retirement ready?

Manulife Financial Corp.’s latest financial stress survey found two-thirds (64 per cent) of employees aged 55 and younger and 50 per cent of workers aged…

Working mothers fear losing ability to work from home: expert

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of working mothers are concerned about losing the level of flexibility they have at work in 2024, according to a…

Younger workers in the U.S. feeling less confident about their financial security: report

Younger workers in the U.S. are feeling less confident about their financial security compared to those from older generations, according to a report by LIMRA.…

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  • May 7, 2024 May 6, 2024
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U.S. employees staying at current jobs due to work-life balance, financial stability: survey

Fewer U.S. workers are leaving their jobs, with roughly two-fifths citing improved work-life balance (44 per cent), interesting work (41 per cent) and financial stability…

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  • May 7, 2024 May 6, 2024
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